Preston Stratton Foster: Descendant of Andrew Mershon

15 January 2022– We are happy to announce that Matthew James Forester, age 13, of Wayne, PA, is awarded first prize of $500 in our 2021 Mershon Podcast Contest for Youth. Matthew’s entry is worthy. It is the type of story we were hoping to learn about members of our family.

Matthew and his father, Matthew L. Forester, worked together on the podcast. The subject is their cousin, Preston Stratton Foster, an Andrew Mershon descendant and a notable stage and screen star from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Our Mershon Executive Board will consider holding another contest for youth in the future to find out and share interesting stories about our family members. We hope Matthew’s success will inspire others to contribute their family stories.